Jackie Chan to Arrive Cambodia Today

www.angkor-history.blogspot.com, 10 November 2009


World famous Hong Kong and Hollywood movie star Jackie Chan, also called Chin Long, will arrive Cambodia today for promotion of the culture of peace through the arts and culture, a press release from the International Peace Foundation and university of Cambodia, co-organizer of his trip here said on Monday. Jackie Chan, also is a keen philanthropist and a UNICEF/ UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, will jointly sing with famous Cambodian singers including Preab Sowath, Hem Sivorn, and Meng keo Pic Chenda from 4- 6 pm today at South East Asia Television in Tek Thla location in Phnom Penh, the press release said. Jackie Chan will deliver his speech about arts and culture as a pathway towards peace at University of Cambodia at 2 pm on November 11, and he also will receive an honorary doctorate degree from UC. On Wednesday, November 11 at 10:30, he also will have dialogue with high school students at the International School of Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh (Cambodia ), but this will not be a public event. “Jackie Chan in Cambodia is one of a series of the famous and world leaders to be here to share experiences and their contribution to promote culture of peace and region and the world,” said Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, UC president.

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer who has appeared in over 100 films. He has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons and video games. Having released 20 albums, he is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star who sang many of the theme songs for his films. In 2008 he performed at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in Beijing . Jackie Chan began his adult career in 1971 in the Kung Fu film A Touch of Zen. He worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon and received his first starring role in Little Tiger of Canton in 1973. Jackie Chan’s first major breakthrough was the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, the film which established the comedic kung fu genre. He then directed The Fearless Hyena and starred in Drunken Master, which propelled him to mainstream success.

In the 1980s Jackie Chan’s films began to reach a larger audience in East Asia , with early successes in the Japanese market including The Young Master (1980) and Dragon Lord (1982). In 1985 Jackie Chan made the first Police Story film, a US-influenced action comedy in which he, as in most of his films, performed his own stunts. It was named the” Best Movie“ at the 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1987 Jakkie Chan played ”Asian Hawk“, an Indiana Jones-esque character, in the film Armor of God. The film was his big- gest domestic box office success to date. Jackie Chan established a foot- hold in the North American market in 1995 with a worldwide release of Rumble in the Bronx, attaining a cult following in the United States that was rare for Hong Kong movie stars. The success of Rumble in the Bronx led to a 1996 release of Police Story 3 in the United States under the title Supercop. He then starred in Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1997), Mr. Nice Guy (1998) and the buddy cop action comedy trilogy Rush Hour (1998, 2001, 2007) as well as in Shanghai Noon (2000), The Tuxedo (2002), The Medallion (2003), Shanghai Knights (2003) and Around the World in 80 Days (2004). In 2003 he started his own film production company with films including New Police Story (2004), The Myth (2005) and Rob-B-Hood (2006). 2008 and 2009 saw the films The Forbidden Kingdom, Jakkie Chan’s first onscreen collaboration with fellow Chinese actor Jet Li, and Shinjuku Incident.

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